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I Ruderi del Monastero del Santissimo Salvatore

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Sad ruin

Sadly very ruinous but they are working on it. How much they can restore is problematic, though... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Greater Perth, Australia
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Fascinating ruins of the Monastery

This Monastery is included in your ticket for the 6 prime sights of Erice and it is worth... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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18 Jul 2017
“Easily Missed”
3 May 2017
“Sad ruin”
Via Vittorio Emanuele 26, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

If you're pressed for time don't bother stopping at this monastery. It's basically a ruin other appears that it's not on the outside. Lots of empty rooms and broken walls with a small deal. It's not worth your time.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jonmatson
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Sadly very ruinous but they are working on it. How much they can restore is problematic, though there has been considerable work done on numerous churches here. The monastery itself is quite extensive given the town, and is interesting to see.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank mymaschere
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This Monastery is included in your ticket for the 6 prime sights of Erice and it is worth purchasing this ticket. Our Holy Saviour Monastery is now in ruins but it is interesting to wander around and imagine past life there. The building was originally...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Monastero SS Salvatore began as Palazzo Chiaramonte in the 13th century. Count Chiaramonte gave the palace to the Benedictine nuns in 1290. The monastery was expanded in 1588 and was able to house 50 nuns. If ruins are your thing, then it is probably worth...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank KTGP
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Not particularly well-maintained or restored, we got most information from a map from the ticket office. History displays were all in Italian to which I plead ignorance. Limited stuff to see but was a part of the MEM's tour (6 attractions for 5 euro) so...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Arkle66
Reviewed 22 January 2016

The visit is included in the "Five Churches" combination ticket, so why not? Just the ruins, but the signage helps to explain what actual was there in the old days. Certainly worth spending 15 minutes

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Yes, they are ruins of two story monastery but not much to look at other than that. Buildings overlook the fields below of Trapani.

Thank JillConnecticut
Reviewed 8 September 2014

As a matter of fact there was nothing to see there. I have bought a ticket for 6 attractions for just 5€, so I was not very disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Ozyress
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Don't plan on spending more than about 20 minutes here because unfortunately there's not much to see. This 13th century building was originally a residential Palace before becoming a monestary. Unfortunately there's not much left... just a few crumbling walls. Nevertheless it is an important...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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